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The member serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our Homeownership Program by assisting with new home construction and home rehabilitations. The member will also assist with occasional Neighborhood Revitalization projects as needed, which may include critical home repair projects and various community projects. With the assistance of the AmeriCorps members serving in this role, we anticipate completing 11 new homes and rehabilitations, as well as six community projects during the service term, with a total of 11 families served through construction and an estimated 5,000 people impacted through community projects. A secondary goal of this position is to plan for and engage groups of volunteers at home construction and rehabilitation sites. We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building and rehabilitating more homes and improving the quality of life in neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area.
|Goal600||OutputVolunteers will be recruited and/or managed by the AmeriCorps member in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes. (Repairs include A Brush with Kindness, weatherization, critical home repair.)|
|Goal11||OutputHomes will be built, rehabilitated or repaired in partnership with low-income families and individuals by the AmeriCorps member and volunteers. (Repairs include A Brush with Kindness, weatherization, critical home repair.)|
|Goal40||OutputTotal individuals (adults and children) will be provided housing services by this AmeriCorps member.|
Minimum expectations are outlined below with the understanding that further trainings may be required, as determined by the host site, Habitat for Humanity International or the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Service site is an active construction site, often with rough and uneven terrain. Members will serve both indoors and outdoors during all types of weather. Construction tools will be provided. Members will have access to a shared computer station in the affiliate office to check service-related email and complete timesheets and reporting.
Will a personal vehicle be required? ☐ Yes ☒ No
Considerable travel to various sites, homes, or warehouses is required. If member possesses a valid driver’s license, he or she will be able to use affiliate vehicles (note: must be at least 21 years of age with no serious driving-related convictions or at-fault accidents) to travel between the offices, warehouses, and construction sites, as well as for trips to purchase construction materials. Members will be able to easily travel to and between Habitat projects via public transportation. If a member uses a personal vehicle to travel between service sites, he or she will be reimbursed for these service-related travel expenses according to the affiliate reimbursement policy. If a member uses public transportation, the member will also be reimbursed for these service-related travel expenses.
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is located in the heart of where our country was founded. The region is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. Philadelphia is an ideal location to take advantage of all the area has to offer, including both urban activities and natural retreats. Visit the Liberty Bell and countless historical sites, stroll around the vibrant and varied neighborhoods, take a day-trip to the beach, enjoy lively restaurants and cafes, bike through Fairmount Park—the possibilities are limitless. Philadelphia has something to offer for everybody. As Philadelphia rapidly grows and develops, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s work to preserve the rich fabric of our neighborhoods becomes increasingly important. We work to maintain homeownership opportunities and improve the quality of life for individuals and families through new home construction, home rehabilitations, home repairs, and various community projects. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s continuing growth as we strive to meet the need for affordable homeownership and repair opportunities in Philadelphia. AmeriCorps members contribute a year of service, and in return receive a modest living stipend, a basic health insurance plan, an education award, job training, and personal and professional growth opportunities. You will leave your year of service not only with new transferable skills, but also with a sense of community that comes with no other employment opportunity.Apply Now